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Middle School City Debate Championships Results!

by Erik Fogel | Mar 17, 2019 |

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Thank you everyone for attending the New York City Middle School Debate Championships this weekend!  40 Schools, 315 debaters, and 193 judges and volunteers - making this our largest middle school city championships ever!! Two days of incredible debates on dozens of debate topics!!  4 Preliminary Rounds and then Elimination rounds including Quarter Finals, Semi Finals and the Final Rounds! Congratulations to all!  Huge thanks to PS 161 and the Hamilton Grange School for hosting! Huge thanks to all our judges, coaches, teachers, students, parents and staff for making everything possible! And thank you to all the coaches and students for devoting their entire weekend to debating which is why debate is the most rigorous academic program available! 

 

The City Championships is our most rigorous tournament of the year.  Each middle school from across the city is invited to send their top four teams. Students have to take on a myriad of debate topics. Topics included: Market rate housing in urban neighborhoods, prayer in schools, military intervention in Venezuela, animal testing, video games do more harm than good, right to vote for prisoners, nature versus nurture, Deblasio’s SHSAT admissions proposal, single gender classrooms, adolescent right to own medical decisions, carbon tax, increasing funding for space exploration, close the Rikers jail, open borders, limit military spending, holding congress accountable, banning the sale of products tested on animals, allowing prayer in public schools, opposing military intervention in Venezuela, allow citizens to sell own organs, banning advertising, establishing a 9-11 anti-discrimination act.

 

Tournament  Results Link

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Parliamentary/Congress Tournament Photo Album

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Public Forum Tournament Photo Album

Coming Soon!

  

Public Forum Debate Topic

Resolved: The United States should promote the development of market rate housing in urban neighborhoods.

 

Parliamentary Debate Topics

 

PRELIM TOPICS

This House would allow prayer in public schools.

This House supports military intervention in Venezuela.

This House would ban animal testing

 

ELIMINATION TOPICS

This House believes video games do more harm than good.

This House would grant prisoners the right to vote.

This House believes nature has more influence than nurture.

This House supports Bill DeBlasio’s SHSAT admissions proposal.

This House believes single gender classrooms are better than coed classrooms.

This House would grant adolescents the right to their own medical decisions.

This House would implement a carbon tax.

This House would increase funding for space exploration.

This House would close the Rikers Island Jail.

This House would implement open borders.


CONGRESSIONAL/CITY COUNCIL DEBATE TOPICS

A resolution to hold congress accountable

A resolution to limit military spending

A resolution to ban the sale of products tested on animals

A resolution to allow prayer in public schools

A resolution to oppose military intervention in venezuela

A resolution to allow citizens to legally sell their own organs, blood, and tissue

A resolution to ban advertising

A resolution to establish a 911 anti-discrimination act

 

BEGINNERS PUBLIC FORUM DEBATE TOP TEAMS

 

1st Place - Prall's HA

2nd Place - PS/MS 15 WT

 

Semi-Finalists

George Egbert EA

Prall's HA

IS 90 The Bay SB

PS/MS 15 WT

 

Quarterfinalists

MS 343 MB

Geneva GS

UDL AM

Yorkville East EM

UDL JH

LongWinds JZ

LongWinds QP

 

 

BEGINNERS PUBLIC FORUM DEBATE TOP SPEAKERS

 

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NOVICE PUBLIC FORUM DEBATE TOP TEAMS

 

1st Place - UDL Debate Club AM

2nd Place - Longwinds QP

 

Semi-Finalists

Geneva GS

UDL Debate Club AM

UDL Debate Club JH

Longwinds QP

 

Quarterfinalists

MS 343 MB

Geneva GS

UDL AM

Yorkville East EM

UDL JH

LongWinds JZ

LongWinds QP

PS/MS 15

 

NOVICE PUBLIC FORUM DEBATE TOP SPEAKERS

 

Screenshot 2019-03-17 17.07.21

 

INTERMEDIATE PUBLIC FORUM DEBATE TOP TEAMS

 

1st Place - IS 75 Rm

2nd Place - Hunter's Point BD

 

Semi-Finalists

Hunter's Point BD

George Egbert BE

IS 75 RM

Achievement First JA

 

Quarterfinalists

George Egbert BE

Halsey ZH

IS 75 RM

PS/MS 15 GR

IS 75 OM

Hunter's Point BD

InTech RS

Achievement First JA

 

INTERMEDIATE PUBLIC FORUM DEBATE TOP SPEAKERS

 

Screenshot 2019-03-17 17.09.15

 

VARSITY PUBLIC FORUM DEBATE TOP TEAMS 

 

Finalists (Close out by Yorkville East!)

Yorkville East CW

Yorkville East YJ

 

Semi-Finalists

Yorkville East CW

UDL MX

TAG P

Yorkville East YJ

 

Quarterfinalists

Geneva BG

TAG P

UDL IP

Yorkville East CW

MS 343 CM

TAG AB

UDL MX

Yorkville East YJ

 

VARSITY PUBLIC FORUM DEBATE TOP SPEAKERS 

 

Screenshot 2019-03-17 17.09.31

 

 

PARLIAMENTARY TEAMS ADVANCING TO ELIMINATION ROUNDS ON SUNDAY!

 

* Complete Results of elimination rounds being published soon!  

 

NOVICE PARLI

Anderson Simons & Divan & Karim

Anderson Wipfler-Kim & Singhal & Odenthal

Center DeBalanzo & Lief & Lipman

East Side Kolovarsky & Galchen & Meryn

HEAF Cadet & Johnson & Folks

Halsey Gold & Yepifanova & Rivello

Halsey Tenzin & Tenzin & Davy

Hamilton Grange De Jesus & Jorge & Perez

Hamilton Grange Torres & June  

Hunter Cherner & Merrill & Papa

Lab Cunto & Mutha & Kim

PS 161 Macadji & Foster

Q300 Hines & Shen & Louie

Q300 Roy & Makino-Siller & Chang

Salk Agin & Damato & Tappe

Salk Nizhner & Lee & Turner

 

OPEN PARLI

Anderson Brody & MaCleod & Odenthal

Anderson Fleesler & Levin & Rafterr

Center De Balanzo & Pinn

Center Lieberman & Greenberg & Eastwood

East Side Bost & Hamel & Hankin

Halsey Taub & Hamlin & Singh

Hamilton Grange Mercier

HEAF Callwood

PS 161 Ortega & Gomez & Scharf

PS 161 Moya & Merejo & Lamarre

Q300 Fusco & Mahajan & Black

Q300 Gerra & Li & Lau

UDL Xia & Yang

Salk Ro & Gavalas & Soltau 

Speyer Martin & Vidra & Murray

Speyer Ness & Wolf & Mehra 

 

Thanks again for everyone joining us for the 2019 Middle School City Champions!! You are all champions of debate!!!!  And Happy Saint Patrick's Day!! - Erik

 

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